Combative prisoner dies during struggle with officers

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and requested assistance in investigating the in-custody death of 30-year-old Charles Williams. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Auburn Police Department transported Williams to the Barrow County Detention Center after his arrest for battery and cruelty to children. Williams was arrested after having a physical […]

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Handgun found at Madison County High School

While there was an incident at Madison County High School involving a firearm this past Wednesday, unrelated circumstances and rumors may have caused the public to be a little more alarmed than needed. Madison County High school officials received a tip that a student may be in possession of a firearm on school grounds on Wednesday, Jan. 31. School resource […]

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St. Marys/YMCA to cohost Diabetes Expo

St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital and the Bell Family YMCA are teaming up to host a Diabetes Expo on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. Until 1 p.m. at the Bell Family YMCA located at 281 Opal St. Ext. in Hartwell. The expo will feature a number of wellness experts throughout the morning including Dr. Gordon from Medlink, John Moorehead […]

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State releases financial efficiency ratings for schools

The Georgia Department of Education has released Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for schools and school districts in Georgia. The Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students. Specifically, the rating is based on a three-year average of per-pupil spending, which is then associated with the district’s CCRPI score. […]

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Stephens County deputies awarded Medal of Valor

Two Stephens County Sheriff’s deputies recently received the department’s Medal of Valor for Heroism after they saved the life of a man who tried to commit suicide. Deputies Tim Hill and Herbie Shirley were presented with the award at the Department’s annual Christmas banquet in December. According to Sheriff Randy Shirley, it happened last fall when deputies responded to a […]

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